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Top 10 New England Art Exhibits of 2010

Art – and art spaces — of all sizes
By GREG COOK  |  December 28, 2010

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• QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST
In his "Other People's Clothes" series, Caleb Cole adopts other personalities as if he'd dropped into their lives Quantum Leap–style. For his photographs in the "Artadia Boston" exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Somerville artist assembled costumes (big glasses, flowered housecoats, cardigans) and scoured locations to channel lives of quiet desperation: a stooped old woman squinting in her backyard, a bewildered man on a sidewalk bench scratching a lottery ticket. The exhibit's round-up of local Artadia grant winners also included more of Somerville artist Raúl González's pointed folksy, cartoony Injun drawings, which made my "Best of 2009" list when they debuted that year.

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